Terry Welch

Terry A. Welch is an American computer scientist.

Welch studied electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received his doctorate. He then taught at the University of Texas at Austin, Computer was an engineer at Honeywell in Waltham (Massachusetts ) and was in 1976 as a manager for Computer Architecture Research at the Research Centre of the Sperry Corporation in Sudbury (Massachusetts ).

Welch developed the applications in widespread LZW algorithm based on work by Jacob Ziv and Abraham Lempel from the 1970s. In 1983, he reported for his employer ( Sperry Corporation) at a U.S. patent for the following year international patents; after their issue, he published his algorithm. The algorithm found wide application in particular in gif format on personal computers in the 1980s, which led to conflicts as Sperry ( Unisys ) from 1994 in royalties demanded.

From 1983 he was a Senior Manager for Digital Equipment Corporation, for the MMC ( Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation ), he founded in 1982 a joint research center for companies in the U.S. computer industry, working on advanced computer architectures.